October 2, 2019 to April 12, 2020

A trained watercolorist and the daughter of seminal manga (comic book) artist Katsuji Matsumoto, Rumi O’Brien approaches every aspect of her life with an artistic sensibility, from garden design to clothing construction. But it is when she creates her highly imaginative quilts that she is peerless, exceptional, unique. Her quilts are personal narratives, depicting her own stories or fantasies impeccably conceived and exquisitely executed.

July 5, 2019 to October 27, 2019

Emiko Toda Loeb is best known for her double-sided Log Cabin quilts. Over many years, she developed an intricate process for simultaneously sewing a Log Cabin block that has two different designs on each side. Beyond their technical complexity, Loeb's quilts are also visually refined and genre-defying. She explores a range of forms, from geometric to biomorphic, that break out of the rigid or repeat patterns typically associated with Log Cabin quilts.

September 6, 2019 to December 11, 2019

Old World Quilts features the earliest and most rare quilts of the IQSCM collection. The provenance of these quilts remain elusive and thus we turn to shared design elements and materials to identify their place and significance to quilt history. The exhibit includes silk and embroidered whole cloth quilts with pictorial designs and fanciful birds and animals that hale from around the world.


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